LINGUIST List 24.1701

Tue Apr 16 2013

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling; Text/Corpus Ling; Translation: PhD Student, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

Date: 16-Apr-2013
From: Martin Volk <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation: PhD Student, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of ZurichJob Location: Zurich, SwitzerlandWeb Address: Rank: PhD Student in Computational Linguistics

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Required Language(s): English (eng) Finnish (fin) French (fra) German (deu) Russian (rus) Spanish (spa)


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The Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich islooking for a PhD student in Computational Linguistics to work in a jointproject with the English department on 'Large-Scale Annotation and Alignmentof Parallel Corpora for the Investigation of Linguistic Variation'. Theproject aims at annotating and aligning multi-lingual parallel corpora(English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Finnish), which will be used tostudy variable article use in English and German. Funding is available for aperiod of three years and may be extended.

Qualifications:- Master or Diploma in Computational Linguistics or related field- Strong programming skills- Languages: good English and German skills; other languages are a plus

Tasks:- Develop word-aligned and annotated parallel corpora for the language pairsEnglish-German, English-French, English-Spanish (at a later stage:English-Russian and English-Finnish)- Develop a corpus query system for the investigation of large aligned andannotated parallel corpora

Benefits:- Salary according to the Swiss National Science Foundation rates (i.e. 42,000CHF - 48,000 CHF per annum)- Support for conference and summer school attendance- Small and enthusiastic team- High standard of living in one of the most attractive European cities:Zurich

Proposed starting date: 01-August-2013

Applications (including a CV and academic record) should be sent to Prof. Dr.Martin Volk. See contact email.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2013

Email Address for Applications:

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